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Psycho Festival
Psycho-las-vegas-poster
Promotional Poster for Psycho Las Vegas (2016)
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal, Psychedlic Rock, Hard Rock, Experimental, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
Date(s) Various
Location Various
Venue(s) Various
Years active 2013-Present
Website Official

Psycho Festival is an ongoing series of festivals run by Thief Presents and Psycho Entertainment, active since 2013. The initial edition was a three-day event run at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The latest edition of Psycho Festival in 2016 is planned to run for three days in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2013: Psycho De MayoEdit

The first edition of Psycho Festival, billed as "Psycho De Mayo", was held on May 5, 2013 at four different venues in Santa Ana, California.[1] [2][3]

The Yost Theatre (Mecca Stage) Copper Door (Alpha Stage) Proof Bar (Omega Stage) Left of The Dial Records (Apollo Stage)
Black Mountain Joy Drinking Flowers The Shine Brothers
A Place to Bury Strangers Black Pussy Levitation Room Filthy Huns
Dead Skeletons Astra The Vleits The Old Testament
Dead Meadow Tweak Bird Vinyl Williams
Dahga Bloom Psychomagia Mr. Elevator
Sleepy Sun Burning of Rome Rose Windows
Mmoss Plant Tribe Spanish Moss
Stranger's Family Bond Wild Wild Wets Blackfeet Braves
Highlands Electric Healing Sound Blank Tapes
Shiva Trash Blaak Heat Shujaa
JJUUJJUU
The Orange Revival
Douglas and The Firs

2014: Psycho De MayoEdit

The second edition of Psycho Festival was held on May 11, 2014 in Orange County, California. Like the previous year it was billed as "Psycho De Mayo" but this time in a single venue (The Observatory) spread out over two stages. There was also notably a warm-up show at the Constellation Room in Orange County on May 10 featuring A Place To Bury Strangers, Cold Showers and Electric Flower Group.[4]

Main Stage Constellation Room
Pentagram Suuns
Dead Meadow Prince Rama
Kadavar Zombie Zombie
Saint Vitus Lumerians
The Shrine Ringo Deathstarr
Dahga Bloom Sun Araw
Zig Zags A Place to Bury Strangers (DJ set)
Harsh Toke White Manna
Fatso Jetson Dead Gurus
Sons of Huns Al Lover
Captain Slookie Ancient River
Ghost Box Orchestra

2015: The Road To Psycho TourEdit

The Road To Psycho was a tour set up by Thief Presents and Psycho Entertainment as a "build-up" to Psycho California with most of the dates happening in California. The three bands chosen (With special guests at select dates) were Electric Citizen, Stoned Jesus and headliner Elder.[5]

Dates and Additional BandsEdit

  • May 7, 2015 - Harvard & Stone - Los Angeles, California
  • May 8, 2015 - Milk Bar - San Fransisco, California
  • May 9, 2015 - Sweet Springs Saloon - San Luis Obispo, California
  • May 10, 2015 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, California (With Dead Meadow)
  • May 12, 2015 - The Slidebar - Fullerton, California
  • May 13, 2015 - The Marine Room - Laguna Beach, California
  • May 14, 2015 - Pappy & Harriet's - Pioneertown, California (With True Widow and Earth)

2015: Psycho CaliforniaEdit

Psycho California was a festival curated from May 15 to May 17 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

Cult of Luna (The intended Friday Headliner) and Stoned Jesus were intended to play this festival but were forced to cancel due to visa issues. Author & Punisher also played all three days providing interludes to the main stage sets.

Vinyl DJ sets were provided by Bob Lugowe and Sean Pelletier. A pop-up art gallery was provided by David V. D'andrea. Visuals provided by Josh Graham.

May 15Edit

Monarch Stage Grizzly Stage
Russian Circles Cough
Eyehategod Bell Witch
Old Man Gloom Death By Stereo
Municipal Waste Wrench
Bedemon Blackout
Cave-In Destroyer of Light
Zig Zags Ancient Altar
Conan Crypt Trip
Samsara Blues Experiment Samothrace
Radio Moscow Atriarch

May 16Edit

Monarch Stage Grizzly Stage
Sleep Sourvein
Kylesa Subrosa
Earth True Widow
Pallbearer Rozamov
Dead Meadow Lord Dying
Mammatus Sinister Haze
Electric Citizen Blood Moon
Anciients Highlands
Acid Witch Banquet
Lords of Beacon House

May 17Edit

Monarch Stage Grizzly Stage
Pentagram Coffinworm
Om Elder
Earthless The Atlas Moth
Bongzilla Deathkings
Tombs The Well
Truckfighters Wo Fat
Bang Slow Season
Mothership Loom
Tumbleweed Dealer Red Wizard

2016: Psycho Road ShowEdit

Psycho Road Show is a touring festival curated by the same people behind Psycho Festival. The lineups and details were announced on July 5, 2016 with the touring bands being Highlands, Tales of Murder and Dust (On their first US tour), The Cosmic Dead and lastly Acid Witch as the headliner.[6]

Dates & BandsEdit

  • August 18, 2016 - Reggie's - Chicago, Illinois
  • August 19, 2016 - Globe Hall - Denver, Colorado
  • August 20, 2016 - Barracuda Austin - Austin, Texas (With Mammatus, Wo Fat, Mala Suerte and DUEL
  • August 23, 2016 - Elbo Room - San Fransisco, California
  • August 24, 2016 - The Echo - Los Angeles, California (With A Storm of Light)
  • August 25, 2016 - Vinyl Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada (With Black Mountain and White Hills; No Tales of Murder and Dust or The Cosmic Dead)

2016: Psycho Las VegasEdit

While there is no official announcement for a second edition of Psycho California (Until the 2017 edition announced in July 2016), the same team behind the festival have announced Psycho Las Vegas. Psycho Las Vegas will take place from August 26 - 28 at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The initial lineup was revealed on January 20, 2016. The full lineup is set to be revealed on February 14, 2016 and the headliners will be revealed on March 15, 2016.[7]

Later the announcements were delayed with the full lineup announcements and headliner announcements moved to February 28 and March 28, respectively.[8]

On March 28, Drive Like Jehu was announced as the Friday headliner and Electric Wizard were announced as the Saturday headliner. Alice Cooper was announced as the final headliner for April 3.

August 25Edit

Vinyl Las Vegas Paradise Pool Stage
Black Mountain Mudhoney
White Hills Mac Sabbath
Acid Witch Mothership
Highlands DJs Savage & Pellet
Electric Citizen
Golden Void
Fatso Jetson
Greenbeard

August 26Edit

The Joint Paradise Pool Vinyl
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Zombi The Rare Breed
Brian Posehn Death Ashbury
Drive Like Jehu The Shrine Shroud Eater
Down Tribulation Belzefuzz
Pentagram Satan's Satyrs Blood of the Sun
Converge CHRCH
Elder Cave of Swimmers
Wovenhand Crypt Sermon
YOB The Company Corvette
Black Heart Procession Gozu
Has a Shadow
Flavor Crystals
Holy Grove

August 27Edit

The Joint Paradise Pool Vinyl
Electric Wizard Boris Øresund Space Collective
Blue Oyster Cult Acid King Behold! The Monolith
Uncle Acid and the deadbeats Jucifer Goya
High on Fire Lumerians A Storm of Light
Colour Haze Bongripper Death Alley
A Place to Bury Strangers Belzebong
The Budos Band Lecherous Gaze
Subrosa Ides of Gemini
Dirty Streets
Mondo Drag
Demon Lung
The Great Electric Quest
Family
Highlands

August 28Edit

The Joint Paradise Pool Vinyl
Alice Cooper The Cosmic Dead Disenchanter
Sleep Tales of Murder and Dust Tombstones
Baroness Fireball Ministry Lo-Pan
Candlemass Midnight Mars Red Sky
Dead Meadow ASG Saviours
Fu Manchu Lycus
Danava Witch Mountain
Truth and Janey Crazy Bull
Spencer Moody Spelljammer
Mantar
Hornss
Valkyrie
INVDRS
Washerwoman

2017: Psycho Las VegasEdit

In January 2017 initial bands for the 2017 edition of Psycho Las Vegas were announced and 1 March 2017 the full lineup barring two headliners (Brian Jonestown Massacre and Mastodon) was announced, with the first announced headliner at the time being King Diamond.[9] Crystal Fairy would drop off due to scheduling conflicts between members and Buzzov*en would drop off due to conflicts with the festvial promoters.

August 17Edit

August 18Edit

August 19Edit

August 20Edit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Facebook
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  5. FacebookAccessed 13 July 2016
  6. Facebook Accessed 13 July 2016
  7. The Obelisk
  8. Eventbrite
  9. Metal InjectionAccessed 1 June 2017
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